Date: 4/15/17 4:33 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: Tussey Mountain (14 Apr 2017) 59 Raptors
Tussey Mountain
State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 5 21
Turkey Vulture 11 58 323
Osprey 6 28 31
Bald Eagle 3 21 42
Northern Harrier 1 21 29
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 64 118
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 37
Broad-winged Hawk 27 220 220
Red-tailed Hawk 5 143 279
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 12 183
American Kestrel 3 28 52
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 7
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 9

Total: 59 622 1373
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Lewis Grove

Observers: Chuck Widmann, Nick Bolgiano

Visitors:
Torri Withrow, Virginia Squires, Kelly Sitch


Weather:
Mostly clear; very light SE winds for much of the day. Temperature 14C -
24C.

Raptor Observations:
Things have gotten a bit more confusing of late, with local Cooper's Hawks
and Broad-winged Hawks both returning to local territories over the past
few days. A good little Osprey push today.

BAEA: 1036 Imm, 1139 Ad, 1410 Imm

Non-raptor Observations:
First of year Blue-headed Vireo on the ridge today. Several groups of
Purple Finch flew over as well, making their 'tik' flight calls.

COLO - 20

Burning in Scotia Barrens today; fires looked quite massive at one point.

Predictions:
South winds and warm - should be a good flight.
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Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...>)
Tussey Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/
 
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